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    What are some Chatterbait alternatives?
from StevieP  
7/9/2007 4:53:00 PM


 Picked one up in the Wal-Mart the other night, and caught a couple fish on it before losing it to some rocks.

Are there good alternatives to the original Rad Lures Chatterbait? Especially if they're not seven bucks apiece.

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   Chatterbait copies from Wayne P.  7/9/2007 5:42:00 PM
 Gambler Swim Blade, Booyah Boogee Bait, Texan Shaker, Strike King Pure Poison, and the Rite Bite Shakey Hooker, among others. I still prefer the Chatterbait.

   Chatterbait Lure Kit from Wayne P.  7/9/2007 5:55:00 PM
 Dick's Sporting Goods has the Chatterbait Lure Kit to make up 4 complete and different baits for $19.99

   Anybody else ever from Gfish  7/9/2007 8:06:00 PM
 Anyone ever had trouble loosing fish on the chatterbait's? I had a few problems back in the spring of the fish coming off the hook. Can you put a trailer hook on them?

   Works for me... from LuvFishin (  7/9/2007 11:26:00 PM
 I have the kit as well. I've caught fish on the Frog and the crawdad setup from the kit as well as the original and black/blue. I always use a trailer unless I'm jigging it in brush (haven't tried it in the grass yet). Largest so far was about 3.5 lb LM. Some fish have been a follow-up pitch on missed fish and some have been the "try this" before moving on from a good area.

Tight lines...

   just one man's experience. from Ralph Manns  7/9/2007 11:46:00 PM
 I've used the originals successfully since two years ago. effective baits but they came with poor plastic trailers. I haven't purchased any lately.

I Bought the Booyah model last year, but the dang thing tangled on every other cast. Perhaps it would have worked on thicker line, but it didn't work with the gear I usually use. No comment on other knock-offs.

   StevieP and Gfish... from jus2manylures (  7/10/2007 5:54:00 AM
  I don't mind paying seven bucks for a bait that catches fish well and holds up as well as the original Chatterbait. I'm still throwing and catching fish with the first one I ever took out of the package, and I've only torn up one to the point that I had to throw it out in two years. Good value for the money.

Gfish, I've found that fish will throw the hook on the Chatterbait and I suspect the balance of the lure gives the fish some extra leverage when they are allowed to jump. But I've also found that fish will usually eat the Chatterbait pretty well, so when I get one on he's coming to the boat just as fast as I can get him there. I also beefed up my tackle for Chatterbaits to a 7 ft. med hvy rod and high speed reel spooled with at least 17 lb. test flourocarbon. Give it a try and see if your fish landing results don't improve.

   Trailer from Spookchucker (  7/10/2007 6:10:00 AM
 I use a trailer on a chatterbait without any problems. It does help keep the fish from throwing them.

   Good alternative from Rob (  7/10/2007 7:20:00 AM
  these work just as well as the original and a lot cheaper and made with quality components. Matt will custom make them for you if you ask.


   trailer... from Pat Weis (  7/10/2007 8:48:00 AM
 trailers seem to do fine on the c-bait....as for knock offs I haven't tried any but would say that I'd trust just about anything Matt from Eiron Jigs makes. He does a first class job on his baits.

One thing to note is that if fish aren't absolutely slamming a chatterbait I don't use it. Seems like they don't hook up week when they are just nipping at it.

   Knock offs? from Lucky Al  7/10/2007 9:18:00 AM
 I guess a buck is a buck, but in my way of thinking: why buy somebody's knockoff? Why not let the inventor make the money from his invention? I noticed that our Wal Mart sells them for around $6.00 each.

   Chatter bait from Matt Eisenbacher (  7/10/2007 9:44:00 AM
 Thanks Rob and Pat. I make mine with a Mustad Ultra Point cross-eye hook, with or without a weed guard and customize in just about any color you can dream up if you can send me a picture or a good description. I also wire tie the skirts for durability.

I like a 5/8 oz black/blue chatter at night along rip-rap, lighted docks and ramps but I've found that a trailer hook helps significantly on lost fish. I also use braid on a medium action 7' rod. Just depends on the cover you are fishing. I can make the regular sizes as you see on my website but also can now make a 3/4, 1 and 1 1/2 oz model for deeper applications or for muskies if that is your game. Drop me an email at jigs@eironjig.com if you are interested or would like to talk fishing.

   chatter alt from john mckean (  7/10/2007 2:04:00 PM
  For a great alternative try an original idea that'll turn any jig into a flashing,active swimmer : http://www.bigdaddye.com/pages/willow_wobblers.htmhis small company and concept were around before any of the new lure types and the little attachment costs just over a buck!

   //www.barlowstackle.com/make-shakee-chatter-baits.html from Wackoman  7/11/2007 8:04:00 PM

Check this out an save some money.


P.S. It's a bullchit bait anyway.



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